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Top North American Gas Marketers (Bcf/d)

Increased sales by BP plc and ConocoPhillips, along with a surge by J. Aron & Co., weren’t enough to overcome third quarter doldrums among companies selling natural gas, according to NGI’s 3Q2012 Top North American Gas Marketers Ranking. read more

December 10, 2012

3Q2012 Marketer Sales Flat, Despite Gains by BP, ConocoPhillips

Increased sales by BP plc and ConocoPhillips, along with a surge by J. Aron & Co., weren’t enough to overcome third quarter doldrums among companies selling natural gas, according to NGI’s 3Q2012 Top North American Gas Marketers Ranking.

December 10, 2012

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The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced this week that Chesapeake Energy Corp. vice president of government affairs Dave Spigelmyer has been re-elected as the organization’s chair. Randy Albert (COO, Gas Operations, CONSOL Energy), Scott Roy (vice president, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Range Resources Corp.) and John Mollenkopf (senior vice president and COO, MarkWest Energy Partners) were re-elected as vice chair, treasurer and secretary, respectively. The 2013 executive board members are: Dave Cannon, deputy general counsel, Government and Environmental Affairs, EQT Corp.; Jeff Kupfer, senior advisor, Policy and Government Affairs, Chevron; Heather Lamparter, vice president, Legal, EXCO Resources (PA), LLC; Craig Mayer, general counsel, Pennsylvania General Energy; Gary Smith, vice president and general manager, EOG Resources; and Jack Williams, president, XTO Energy. John Bonn, president of NiSource Midstream Services, NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage, and Terry Bossert, senior vice president, Environment & Regulatory Affairs, Chief Oil & Gas, were elected by their peers to serve as at-large members of the Executive Board. Formed three years ago as an organization tasked with addressing issues regarding the production of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, the MSC has grown to a diverse, member-driven organization representing virtually every business segment along the robust shale supply chain in the region.

December 7, 2012

3Q2012 Marketers Sales Flat, Despite Advances by BP, ConocoPhillips

Increased sales by BP plc and ConocoPhillips, along with a surge by J. Aron & Co., weren’t enough to overcome third quarter doldrums among companies selling natural gas, according to NGI’s 3Q2012 Top North American Gas Marketers Ranking.

December 7, 2012

North Dakota Primed to Address Gas Flaring

Following the release earlier this year of a report on alternative technologies for using flared natural gas, the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) in North Dakota is set to launch a bi-fuel (natural gas/diesel) drilling rig power source in a demonstration project starting early next year, the center’s associate director told NGI’s Shale Daily Thursday.

December 3, 2012
Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Leases for oil and gas development along the southern fringe of the Piceance Basin in western Colorado are nearing their expiration as a citizens’ action and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are blocking five exploration/production (E&P) companies, including a unit of Encana Corp.’s U.S. operations, spread over a five-county area.

November 20, 2012

Bigger Gas Bill Least of Edison International’s Problems

Along with an additional $221 million in costs for mostly natural gas-fired purchased power for its utility, Rosemead, CA-based Edison International is facing a mounting set of problems, which were reflected in third quarter results. The company’s pioneering independent power unit may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and be cut adrift.

November 5, 2012

OxyChem Contracts for Texas Ethane Cracker Engineering

CBI said it has been awarded contracts by Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) for the technology license, basic engineering and front end engineering and design services for a proposed new ethane cracker that is anticipated to have capacity of 1.2 billion pounds per year of ethylene.

October 11, 2012
Utica Shale Emerging as Possible Triple Threat, Says IHS

Utica Shale Emerging as Possible Triple Threat, Says IHS

It’s too early in the game to know if the productivity power of the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale in Ohio and western Pennsylvania will match other U.S. unconventional plays, but initial natural gas well data is encouraging, and if the oil-prone window is successfully derisked, the play could prove to be a triple-play hydrocarbon monster, according to IHS Inc. researchers.

October 4, 2012

EIA: Hurricane Isaac Was No Friend to Gas Processing

Hurricane Isaac caused considerable disruption to natural gas processing infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, although it had a negligible effect on natural gas prices because of ample onshore production and surplus storage, the Energy Information Administration said Thursday.

September 14, 2012